The Giants only managed one run off Ubaldo Jimenez on the fourth of August. Since that time, they've scored a total of 41 runs in twelve games. That alone is pretty piss-poor. What's worse is they've given up 58 runs in the same stretch. The formula is "pitch well and hope the hitters do enough" around here, and when the first part is missing the second is damn near impossible. If you apply the Pythagorean wins** formula you get an expected record of 4-8 (.347 win pct.). The actual 5-7 record was the result of a hapless Cubs squad and a gift-wrapped come-from-behind win against the Braves that took 11 innings. In fact, three of the Giants five wins took 11 innings!
It's ugly out there. Let's hope they can get back on track behind Matt Cain tomorrow.